Swords + Umbrellas = Swordbrellas!


Umbrellas for the Civil but Discontent Man (2008), by Bruce and Stephanie Tharp,
manufactured by Kikkerland

Just because it's rainy season it doesn't mean that you have to go without your swords. Here are three such combination of weapon and umbrellas by Bruce and Stephanie Tharp of Materious:

"Sigmund Freud contends that aggressiveness is a fundamental human instinct whose inhibition is a necessary obligation of social life. These umbrellas combine a symbol of gentlemanly refinement--the full-sized, black umbrella--with an element from more manly sword-bearing times. The umbrellas offer brief psychological respite from the dictates of social amiability.

Core 77 has the write up of the couple's art display in Milan Design Week 09: Link - via oobject


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Awesome Swords, sorry umbrellas, quite fascinating, but they are only in black color. Are these sword like umbrellas available in different colors as of the samurai swords.
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Isn't this the sort of thing that would make a police officer nervous? I'd just hate my last words to be "But I was just opening my umbrella..."
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What a coincidence, my gf just bought me the Samurai Sword Umbrella for my birthday this weekend. Its easily the best umbrella i've ever owned. Very well made, strong yet light, and gets a lot of looks on the bus and walking downtown.
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